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Scum Grief

Story written in 1973

The poet Victor Valoff was not a very good poet. He had a local reputation, was liked by the ladies and supported by his wife. He was continually giving readings at local bookstores and he was often heard on the Public Radio Station. He read in a loud and dramatic voice but the pitch never varied...


Hot Water Music - pg. 81 - 1983

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Notes of a Dirty Old Man

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